When woken up at 6.30 by flushing toilets, stroppy toddlers and a screaming baby it is hard to keep your sense of perspective, to remain calm in the face of adversity, to be the embodiment of the Christmas spirit for your family....mainly because they are driving you up the wall!
So when Scrooge-itis attacks, fight back with MrsB's cure all!Pour some strong, fresh, hot coffee into a wee festively red cup, pull out the wrapping paper and wrap some pressies!Make them beautiful. Feel excited about what you have bought. Think of the much loved friends they are for. Imagine their faces when they unwrap them again....in this case sadly, hundreds of miles away You are left with only a soft glow of giving, a pretty little pile of gifts and a true sense of what it is all about.....and if you haven't, well at least the coffee will have had time to work its magic, which should prevent you from leaving home!MrsB: Christmas spirit rating= 8.5......
4-6 Able to muster a smile and perhaps enjoy a mincepie
7-8 Humming Christmas songs and feeling festively jolly
8-9 Misty eyed at the beauty of Christmas, friends, family and twinkle lights